Neither West nor East (will bail out Mugabe)

Good old Bobby Mugabe is back to his old loveable ways. Having freed himself from partnership with MDC, he can now get back full-time to the important business of running his country into the ground.

It’s looking like he’ll have to do it without the help of China. Mugabe had been touting $30 billion in Chinese aid/investment, but the actual number might turn out to be $0.00.

I don’t see how Mugabe’s plan didn’t work. After all, he went and found a Zimbabwean named Patrick Chinamasa, appointed him finance minister, and sent him to Bejing to pass the hat.

What could possibly have gone wrong?